Japanese operators team up on network quality — report

Japanese operators team for network quality initiative

28 MAY 2013

Japan’s mobile operators are planning to devise and implement standards related to network quality, Nikkei reports.

The initiative is a response to consumer complaints about the quality of services not being as high as advertised.

The standards will be based on evaluation methods that will be agreed by the communications ministry, according to the report, with operators planning to implement them in the next financial year.

Japanese number-one operator NTT Docomo suffered a series of network issues in June 2011, and for some time afterwards.

In January 2012, the company created a taskforce to make improvements to network infrastructure in response to the issues created by a rapid increase in the number of smartphone users.

The taskforce also carries out studies on how to stabilise network operations and improve future processing capabilities.


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